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SM Prime income soars to ₱38.1-B in 2019

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Isa na kaya ang SM CITY Tacloban dito?
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SM Prime plans to complete four new malls in 2020 including SM City Butuan, SM City Daet, SM City Grand Central (Caloocan) and SM City Roxas.

The property firm will complete seven new malls in the provinces of Bataan, Sorsogon, Cagayan, Laguna, Davao, and Cavite with a total GFA of 372,000 sq. m. in 2022.


Ok lang nmn mangarap, pero as of now, diri pa upod it Tacloban ht ira future malls. :)

Ilob la anay kta ht Robinsons and Gaisano. :lol:
 

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The Court of Appeals (CA) has more than doubled the amount of rent that the operator of Leyte Park Hotel (LPH) would have to pay the Privatization and Management Office (PMO).

In a recent 29-page decision, the CA 5th Division ordered Unimasters Conglomeration, Inc., to pay at least P67.74 million in rent from January 1, 2001.

This is the due as of September 15, 2018. The CA ordered Unimasters to pay an additional P363,000 per month until it returns the possession of LPH to PMO, the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) and the provincial government of Leyte.

All amounts would be subject to 6% annual legal interest. An additional 3% penalty would also be imposed on the rent for periods when the Tacloban City government granted business permits to Unimasters.

The amount of P258,195.93, which Unimasters paid sometime after the dispute arose in 2001, would be deducted from the accrued rentals.

Meanwhile, the CA ordered PMO, TIEZA and the provincial government to comply with their obligation under the September 15, 1994 lease agreement to shoulder the real property taxes (RPT) owed to the Tacloban City government for several years already.

The case arose from Unimasters’ suspension of its rent payments starting 2001, fed up by the government entities’ refusal to abide by the contractual obligation to pay the RPT liabilities. The city government did not issue business permits to Unimasters for the longest time because of the nonpayment of taxes.

The government agencies claimed tax exemption under Section 234(a) of the Local Government Code, which it interpreted to mean the beneficial user of government property would be liable for the taxes.

The CA, however, said this issue did not justify Unimasters’ suspension of its rental payments.

Although the company feared that its assets would be levied and its operations would be hampered, the CA said it was “not actually or even constructively evicted from the leased property” by the city government.

“The alleged business losses by [Unimasters] during the period when it was not issued a business permit remains an unproven allegation,” read the decision penned by Associate Justice Pablito Perez.

The court noted that the agreement actually gave Unimasters the option to pay the taxes due, but it chose not to because of the lack of assurance that the amount would be deducted from the rent.

Still, it scolded the government entities for reneging on its commitment to assume the tax liabilities. It added that this would be tantamount to a violation of the lease agreement and oppression by the government.

“It is… unacceptable and disturbingly misleading for a government entity to contractually bind itself to pay taxes on a transaction in which it is a party, and then to refuse performance of its obligation,” the CA said.

The CA decision modified the April 21, 2015 order of the Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 132, which reduced Unimasters’ rent to P41.765 million as of September 15, 2018.

The CA said it “found no support in the evidence” to justify the RTC move to reduce the monthly rental rate to P100,000, instead of the agreed-upon rate of P300,000.

The government leased the 6.13-hectare hotel, built in 1970, to Unimasters in 1994, so it could be rehabilitated in time for the 50th anniversary of General Douglas MacArthur’s landing in Leyte Gulf on October 20 that year.






According to the website of Privatization and Management Office (PMO) - part owner of Leyte Park Hotel, the entire hotel complex is actually for sale.

Sana Ayala Land or Megaworld it makapalit.









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Better kun Ayala makaplit kay mas ma retain an kahusay han location
 

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Bisan hin-o basta igpapahusayon pa, igmaintain an image han Leyte Park Hotel ngan ig level up with more amenities. So far one developer goes into my brain cells and that would be SMPH. 😁
 

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THE House committee on government enterprises and privatization approved on Wednesday, February 19, approved a bill which seeks to establish the Eastern Visayas Development Authority (EVDA).

House Bill (HB) 1155, which was filed by Tingog Party-list Representative Yedda Marie Romualdez and her husband House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez, will provide the powers, functions, and funds of EVDA.


The lawmakers said the importance of establishing such authority is especially relevant when strong typhoons are expected to batter in Eastern Visayas.

“In 2013, typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest typhoons in recorded human history, flattened parts of Eastern Visayas, leaving behind a trail of devastation that has tragically resulted in loss of lives, livelihood, and property. But even as it rises from the typhoon, the region continues to be caught up in the vicious cycle of poverty,” the Romualdez couple said.


“Given this situation, there is a need to establish an effective institutional mechanism to be exercised through a unified responsive agency. This will address the need for a coordinated and integrated approach in the formulation and implementation of the plans, programs, and projects geared towards economic growth and development in the region,” they added.

The couple also said the bill’s enactment would serve as proof of their commitment to empower the local government units (LGUs) in the Eastern Visayas.

“With EVDA, we can ensure that our investment priorities and promotion strategies are in sync with our development needs and our regional strengths such as our geographical location, our skilled human resources, and our immense tourism potentials,” the lawmakers said.

Under the bill, the EVDA will cover all provinces of Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Western Samar, Leyte, Biliran and Southern Leyte, the independent city of Ormoc, and Tacloban.

The authority will have its head office in Tacloban City, and may also establish satellite offices in Metro Manila.
 

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Tingog Party-list Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez and her husband, House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez have sought to convert and expand the Leyte Industrial Development Estate into the Leyte Ecological Industrial Zone to further propel economic growth.

In filing House Bill 1419, the Romualdez couple sought the conversion of LIDE in the municipality of Isabel, Leyte and expand it to include other municipalities in the province of Leyte adjacent to LIDE and the Eastern Visayas Regional Growth Center in the City of Tacloban into LEIZ.

“The establishment of an ecological industrial zone aims to attract more investors and businesses to locate in Leyte and the City of Tacloban, jumpstarting the revival of economic activities in the area and provide more employment opportunities. The establishment of the LEIZ and development of a copper industry cluster in Leyte will serve as our medium to long-term strategic economic objective consistent with the country’s industry development goals,” the Romualdez couple said.

The proposed zone, they said, is expected to initially house potential locators in the field of copper wire rod casting facility, downstream copper industry such as but not limited to copper wire producers, major industrial concerns that need power, and port facilities such as steel, and copper-using industries.

“However, the long-term objective is develop LEIZ into a self-sustaining and ecologically sustainable industrial, commercial and investment zone that will put in place wide-reaching employment and investment generation mechanism as well as incentives to ensure the free flow and movement of goods and commodities within the free port area and their exportation from therein,” they added.

The LIDE is a 425-hectare special economic zone established by then President Ferdinand E. Marcos in 1978 through Letter of Instruction 962, series of 1979.
The said letter decreed the establishment of an “industrial estate” in Isabel, Leyte, and entrusted to the Leyte Sab-a Basin Development.Authority the duty and function of implementing the project.

With the abolition of the Leyte Sab-a Basin Development Authority, ownership of LIDE was transferred to and is presently is owned by the National Development Corporation which is represented by the LIDE Management Corp., the estate managers of LIDE.

The EVRGC is an economic zone approved by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority, by virtue of Presidential Proclamation 1210 issued on April 23, 1998 by then President Fidel V. Ramos, with the City Government of Tacloban as its developer and operator.
 

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makaluluoy man it state hit mga karsada ha downtown Tacloban. An mga gntaoran hin water pipe waray man la gncementohan balik ngan lapokon labi na kun mauran. An gnpanbuhoan along imelda street guinbiyaan nala.

An mga sidewalk na gnclearing sana paupayan pa ngan uniform tanan.
 
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